A first grade 2018 classic First Flush Darjeeling Tea from Singbulli Tea Estate. Singbulli is famous for its First Flush teas. Most of the Darjeeling Tea connoisseurs know about Singbulli's First Flush quality. Even the Darjeeling tea gardens are aware of Singbulli Tea Estate First Flush quality teas.
Hence, we did first round of clonal tea tasting and after that went on to do two more rounds of chinery varieties. From the chinery tea tasting session, we were delighted by the invoice number "LC 14". Its a highly affordable 2018 quality tea from Singbulli Tea Estate. Thanks to Mr. Mantri, the manager for his hospitality and friendship. He is one of the senior tea makers in the Darjeeling Tea industry arena. Hope you like the tea!
Singbulli Tea Darjeeling Dry tea leaves:
As reminiscent of classic Darjeeling, this Singbulli Tea Darjeeling offering has an overall greenish appearance. It's a beautiful blend of light and dark-bottle green colored tea leaves. It has good sorting and has a definite bloom with considerable amount of silver tips. Tea leaves in classic tea varieties are always lesser in tips than clonals. It has well rolled and twisted tea leaves. Being a classic china graded tea, the tea leaves are smaller than its clonal counterpart. It has a sweet and fresh aroma accompanied by some spicy elements. Somewhat caramellic (milky) and honey toned as well. It has layers of smell of fresh flowers of different origin. It has a fruity character with undertones of nuttiness like the almonds.
Singbulli Tea Estate First Flush Tea Infusion:
This Singbulli Darjeeling Tea has a marvelous lively bright infusion with an overall greenish appearance. The overall greenish appearance comes mixed with different colors of light and bottle green. Has a slight hint of light brown as well. It has sweet honey toned aroma. Also accompanied by faint fruity characteristics which resembles orange peels. This Singbulli tea comprises of complex floral scent layered one upon another. It has some mint like characteristics as well. A mild and sweet nutty nose is found. This nutty nose comes mixed with the essence of somewhat white chocolate in resemblance. Slight notes of spiciness is prominent.
Singbulli Darjeeling First FLush Liqor:
It has a light golden-yellow cup which marks the sign of any good quality first flush tea. The reflective quality of liqor or in simple words the brightness of the cup is lively and fresh smelling. It has a beautiful floral aroma somewhat rosy in character. Slightly grassy, but well balanced by prominent sweet and nutty characteristics which resemble almonds. The cup is smooth with buttery mouth-feel. Some spicy hints are felt as well. Slight astringency is felt and a very mild bitterness, yet sweet in taste is observed. It leaves a sweet and buttery aftertaste at the tip of the tongue.
Recommended steeping time for this Singbulli Tea Darjeeling First Flush is 3 minutes. Greater steeping time can increase astringency and bitterness simultaneously.
One great quality classic 2018 Darjeeling First Flush tea from one of Darjeeling's finest Flush Flush tea producing tea garden – Singbulli Tea Estate. Don't miss this, you'll miss the real Darjeeling classic character for which Darjeeling First Flush is famous for. Its a highly affordable tea for your daily tea sipping routine. Also for those who are willing to delve into the world of Darjeeling without having to dig too deep into their pockets - Singbulli Tea Darjeeling is the best bet. Enjoy!